Dear Diary, page 7

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I have lived long enough to remember many things, many things that now («they» say) don’t exist…

Now Holland is Netherlands (I think it always was), but «they» say you cannot call their citizens Hollanders, they must be called Nederlanders from now on. Strange because Richard Wagner wrote an opera «Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman» in 1843, and he called the cursed captain a «Dutchman», not a Nederlander…

And… Peking became Beijing, now it’s Peking again…

Domestic violence has been turned into «Gender violence», a misanthropic term used to politicise such a crime…

We used to be, or exist, as two genders, «male» and «female», now we’ve many…

Everything is changing, butnits always been like that. I remember the days before the fall of the Iron Curtain, when the Soviet Union controlled satellite states in Eastern Europe and Germany was divided. Funny that the communist side, totalitarian and anti-democratic, was called The Democratic Republic (Deutsche Demokratische Republik)…

I am not against change, but not just for the sake of change. Change must bring forth something better. Right now many governments around the world are creating change, yet I am not at all certain that they are for the good of society.

But, let’s hope for the best, for the sake of those being born now or growing up in these times…



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  1. pedmar10 dice:

    Holland is a province of the Netherlands even if we were used to call it Holland to the country…

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    1. equipsblog dice:

      You raise many interesting questions, Francisco. I share your hopes.

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      1. Thank you Pat!

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      1. pedmar10 dice:

        You are welcome

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      2. equipsblog dice:

        You’re welcome, Francisco. Feliz Domingo.

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  2. Brad Osborne dice:

    The silver lining is that we keep our cartographers employed constantly updating our world maps. Of course, change does not always mean progress. Great post, my friend!

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    1. That is so true my friend! Thank you and a great Sunday to you! All the best!

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  3. Easymalc dice:

    The world is one great big fornicating dungheap Francesc.

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    1. It would seem that way Malc. Sorry for the loss, but I think it was inevitable, although Kane did a good job, at least … What do you think of the semi-finals?

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      1. Easymalc dice:

        France v Morocco? who would have thought it. I don’t want Argentina to win, but I wouldn’t mind Croatia. I suppose France are favourites now.

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      2. I would never have thought of a France v Morroco but since the moment I found out that Morroco was in Spain’s group I was a little scared of them… I always preferred France, but I would not mind seeing Messi holding up that cup…

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